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Lisa Kron is a writer and performer best known for her work in the theater world. Born in Ann Arbor, Michigan in 1961, Kron grew up in Lansing and attended Kalamazoo College before moving to New York City in the early 1980s.


Kron began her career as a performance artist, creating and performing her own solo pieces in downtown Manhattan venues. Her work drew on her experiences as a lesbian and as a member of the Jewish community, and often explored themes of identity and family.
In the early 1990s, Kron began to transition to playwriting, and her work quickly gained recognition in the theater world. Her first play, "101 Humiliating Stories," premiered in 1993 at the Public Theater in New York City. The play, which was based on Kron's own experiences, was a critical success and marked Kron as a rising star in the theater world.
Kron's next play, "2.5 Minute Ride," premiered in 1996 at the La Jolla Playhouse in California before moving to New York City's Public Theater. The play, which chronicled Kron's travels with her father to Auschwitz and to a Cleveland amusement park, earned Kron an Obie Award and a Drama Desk Award.
In 2004, Kron collaborated with composer Jeanine Tesori on the musical "Fun Home," which was based on Alison Bechdel's graphic memoir of the same name. Kron wrote the book and lyrics for the show, which premiered at the Public Theater before moving to Broadway in 2015. "Fun Home" was a critical and commercial success, earning five Tony Awards including Best Musical.
Kron continued to work in the theater world throughout the 2010s, writing and performing in a number of plays and musicals. In 2014, she premiered "In the Wake" at the Berkeley Repertory Theatre in California. The play, which explored the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, earned Kron a Guggenheim Fellowship and an OBIE Award.
Kron's most recent work is the play "The Good Book," which she co-wrote with playwright and director Heidi Schreck. The play premiered at the Berkeley Repertory Theatre in 2018 before moving to the Court Theatre in Chicago. "The Good Book" explores the history and meaning of the Bible, and features a large and diverse cast of characters.
In addition to her work in the theater world, Kron has also worked extensively in television and film. She has written for and appeared on a number of television shows, including "The L Word," "Six Feet Under," and "The Big C." She has also appeared in a number of films, including "The Savages" and "This Is Where I Leave You."
Kron's work has been recognized with numerous awards and honors throughout her career. In addition to the awards mentioned above, she has received a Guggenheim Fellowship, a MacArthur "Genius" Grant, and a Tony Award nomination for Best Book of a Musical for "Fun Home."
Overall, Lisa Kron's work in the theater world has been marked by her willingness to explore difficult and complex themes, and to do so with humor, insight, and compassion. She has become one of the most respected and admired voices in contemporary theater, and her work continues to inspire and challenge audiences around the world.

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Lisa Kron STAGE CREDITS

[Off-Broadway]
Signature Theater Off-Broadway Production, 2024
Chorus

[Off-Broadway]
2007
Performer [Replacement]

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2006
Lisa

Lisa

[Off-Broadway]
2005
Con

[Off-Broadway]
2004
Dr. Emma Brookner [Replacement]

[Off-Broadway]
2004
Herself

[Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1999
Performer [Replacement]

Performer [Replacement]

[Off-Broadway]
1999
Performer

[Off-Broadway]
1998
Miriam Miller/Babe/Mom #1/Ftatateeta/Rabbi Sharon

[Off-Broadway]
1997
Performer

[Off-Broadway]
1994
Peaches Martin

[Off-Broadway]
1994
Performer

[Off-Broadway]
1993
Damwell Maxwell/Baroness

Lisa Kron Productions

 
[London, 2018]
Playwright
 
[Broadway, 2015]
Book and Lyrics

Writing

Playwright
Playwright
Playwright
Playwright
Bookwriter / Lyricist

Lisa Kron Awards and Nominations


winner
BroadwayWorld Awards - 2015 - Best Book of a Musical

Lisa Kron, Fun Home


winner
Tony Awards - 2015 - Best Book of a Musical

Lisa Kron, Fun Home


winner
Tony Awards - 2015 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre

Lisa Kron, Fun Home

Drama Desk Awards - 2014 - Outstanding Book of a Musical

Lisa Kron, Fun Home

Drama Desk Awards - 2014 - Outstanding Lyrics

Lisa Kron, Fun Home


winner
The Lortels - 2014 - Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play

Lisa Kron, Good Person of Szechwan

The Pulitzer Prize - 2014 - Pulitzer Prize for Drama

Lisa Kron, Fun Home

The Lortels - 2011 - Outstanding Play

Lisa Kron, In the Wake

Tony Awards - 2006 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play

Lisa Kron, Well


winner
Drama Desk Awards - 1999 - Outstanding One-Person Solo Performance

Lisa Kron, 2.5 Minute Ride

Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1999 - Outstanding Solo Performance

Lisa Kron, 2.5 Minute Ride

Drama Desk Awards - 1996 - Outstanding One Person Show

Lisa Kron11 Humiliating Stories

Drama Desk Awards - 1994 - Outstanding One Person Show

Lisa Kron, 11 Humiliating Stories

Lisa Kron Videos

Lisa Kron News


Wake Up With BroadwayWorld May 20, 2024

Rise and shine, BroadwayWorld! It is May 20, 2024 and it's time to catch up on all of the theatrical happenings you may have missed this weekend. 
Video: Elizabeth Stanley Sings 'Back To Before' from RAGTIME at 54 Below

Watch as Tony Award nominee Elizabeth Stanley sings 'Back to Before' from Ragtime at 54 Below. In celebration of Women’s History Month, acclaimed women musical theatre writers who are Council members of the Dramatists Guild of America gathered at 54 Below to share stories and introduce some of the songs they’ve written from Broadway and beyond.
Cast and Creative Team Set For Hartford Stage's 2.5 MINUTE RIDE

Hartford Stage announced the cast and creative team for the Tony Award-winning theatre's 60th anniversary season finale, Lisa Kron's 2.5 Minute Ride.
Review Roundup: ORLANDO Opens at Signature Theatre

See what the critics are saying about Orlando at Signature Theatre. Read the reviews and learn more about the production.
THE SOUND OF MUSIC & More Set for Redhouse 2024-25 Season

Redhouse Arts Center has revealed its 24/25 season and new ticket packages with special pricing (available through March 29, 2024). See the full lineup and learn how to purchase tickets.
FUN HOME Comes to Elmwood Playhouse of Nyack, NY

Elmwood Playhouse of Nyack, NY will be presenting Fun Home, winner of Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Book, and Best Original Score. Performances run March 15 through April 13.
Lean Ensemble Theatre Presents the Tony Award-Winning Musical FUN HOME

Experience the Tony Award-winning musical FUN HOME, as it brings Alison's journey of self-discovery and family understanding to Hilton Head Island at Lean Ensemble Theatre.
Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Lynn Ahrens and More Will Celebrate Women's History Month at 54 Below

54 BELOW will present Songs From Women At The Table on March 4, 2024 at 7:00 and 9:30pm. The 7:00pm performance will also be livestreamed.
Taylor Mac, Janice Amaya & More to Star in Sarah Ruhl's ORLANDO at Signature Theatre

Signature Theatre has revealed the cast of Spotlight Resident Sarah Ruhl’s Orlando, adapted from Virginia Woolf’s novel and directed by Will Davis.
Danny Burstein, Andrea Martin & More to Join 34th Annual Kleban Prize for Musical Theatre Ceremony

The Kleban Foundation will present the 34th annual Kleban Prize for Musical Theatre on Monday, February 5 at 4PM in a private ceremony (by invitation only) hosted by ASCAP and BMI at New World Stages.
Rona Siddiqui and Lisa Loomer Receive 2024 Kleban Prize for Musical Theatre

The Kleban Foundation has announced the recipients of the 34th annual Kleban Prize for Musical Theatre. The 2024 Kleban Prize for the most promising musical theatre lyricist has been awarded to Rona Siddiqui. The 2024 Kleban Prize for the most promising musical theatre librettist has been awarded to  Lisa Loomer.
New Village Arts Presents FUN HOME This February

New Village Arts (NVA), North County's cultural hub, announces its first production of the new year, the coming of age musical FUN HOME based on the graphic novel by Alison Bechdel, with book and lyrics by Lisa Kron and music by Jeanine Tesori.
FUN HOME: 10th Anniversary Reunion Concert to Take Place at Joe's Pub

On January 8 at 6:30PM and 9:30PM, Joe's Pub will present a livestreamed concert of FUN HOME: 10th Anniversary Reunion.
Review: Bouncing Fun with FUN HOME at Brookfield Theater For The Arts

We all have those shows that cut you to your core in a way that few other things can, and based on the opening night audience at the Brookfield Theatre for the Arts, Fun Home is that show for a lot of people. From the moment the band walked on stage, the cast and crew of Brookfield Theatre’s Fun Home had the audience caught: hook, line, and ring of keys.
Season 2 of BANNED TOGETHER Podcast, Directed By Raul Esparza, to Feature Nathan Lane, Audra McDonald, and More

The Dramatists Legal Defense Fund (DLDF) has announced the second edition of Banned Together: An Anti-Censorship Theatre Podcast. This year's edition will feature two episodes, which are available now. Episodes will be available to stream until November 30.
Now Hiring: Company Manager, Wardrobe Supervisor, & More - BWW Classifieds

This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld for 10/5/2023 include new jobs for those looking to work in the theatre industry.
Dramatists Guild Copyright Management Unveils Complete Programming for 2023 Estate Planning Week

DG Copyright Management, Inc. has revealed the complete schedule for their week-long programming in honor of National Estate Planning Awareness Week.
Hartford Stage Invites Community to Free Open House This Month

On Saturday, September 23, Hartford Stage will open its doors for its second consecutive Open House from 12:00PM to 4:00PM, and a Job Fair from 10:00AM to 12:00PM at 50 Church Street in downtown Hartford. New and returning audience members are invited to discover more about the inner workings and activities of the Tony Award-winning theater. 
Review: FUN HOME at Alma Theatre-Cain Park

What did our critic think of FUN HOME at Alma Theatre-Cain Park?
Fairfield Center Stage to Present Immersive Production of Tony Award-Winning Musical FUN

Fairfield Center Stage brings the Tony award-winning musical 'Fun Home' to Trevi Lounge from September 8-17, 2023. Don't miss this immersive production adapted from Alison Bechdel's groundbreaking graphic novel. Get your tickets now!

Lisa Kron FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How many Broadway shows has Lisa Kron been in?

Lisa Kron has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

How many West End shows has Lisa Kron been in?

Lisa Kron has not appeared in the West End.

What awards has Lisa Kron been nominated for?

Lisa Kron has been nominated for several awards, including Best Book of a Musical at the BroadwayWorld Awards and the Tony Awards for "Fun Home." She was also nominated for Best Original Score at the Tony Awards, Outstanding Book of a Musical and Outstanding Lyrics at the Drama Desk Awards for "Fun Home." Additionally, Lisa Kron received nominations for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play at The Lortels for "Good Person of Szechwan," the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for "Fun Home," Outstanding Play at The Lortels for "In the Wake," and Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play at the Tony Awards for "Well." Moreover, she was nominated for Outstanding One-Person Solo Performance at the Drama Desk Awards and Outstanding Solo Performance at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for "2.5 Minute Ride," and Outstanding One Person Show at the Drama Desk Awards for both "101 Humiliating Stories" and "101 Humiliating Stories."

What awards has Lisa Kron won?

Lisa Kron has won several awards, including Best Book of a Musical at the BroadwayWorld Awards for Fun Home, Best Book of a Musical at the Tony Awards for Fun Home, Best Original Score at the Tony Awards for Fun Home, Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play at The Lortels for Good Person of Szechwan, and Outstanding One-Person Solo Performance at the Drama Desk Awards for 2.5 Minute Ride.

How many shows has Lisa Kron written?

Lisa Kron has written 7 shows including 101 Humilating Stories (Playwright), Brides of the Moon (Playwright), 2.5 Minute Ride (Playwright), Well (Playwright), Well (Playwright), In The Wake (Playwright), Fun Home (Bookwriter / Lyricist).

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